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Meet Trent Dalton

In-conversation event with Caroline Hutchinson | Tue 24 Oct | Events Centre Caloundra

Enjoy a robust evening with celebrated Australian author and journalist Trent Dalton at the Events Centre, Caloundra on Tuesday 24 October 2023. 

Trent will talk about his latest book Lola in the Mirror with popular Sunshine Coast radio presenter Caroline Hutchinson. Bighearted, gritty, magical and moving, Lola in the Mirror is the irresistible new novel from international bestselling author of Boy Swallows Universe and All Our Shimmering Skies and Love Stories. 

His books have sold over 1.5 million copies in Australia alone. The critically acclaimed international and national bestseller, Boy Swallows Universe broke records to become the fastest selling Australian debut novel ever. It was adapted to a smash-hit theatrical production by Queensland Theatre Company and will shortly be seen as a major Netflix series.  

His second novel, All Our Shimmering Skies (HarperCollins, 2020), was a number-one national bestseller and was shortlisted for the 2021 ABIA Awards. Trent’s non-fiction book Love Stories (HarperCollins, 2021) was also a number-one Australian bestseller and the winner of the 2022 Indie Book of the Year Award.  

Trent is a two-time winner of a Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism, a four-time winner of a Kennedy Award for Excellence in NSW Journalism and a four-time winner of the national News Awards Features Journalist of the Year. 

Trent’s book will be available for purchase at the venue with a special book signing session. 

  • 6pm – doors open. The Events Centre Caloundra café and bar available to purchase light refreshments and beverages. 
  • Enjoy live music with Jai Bevan on the main stage featuring live looping, unique guitar and vocal soundscapes. 
  • 7pm – event starts.  
LocationDate and TimeRegistration
The Events Centre Caloundra
20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra
Tuesday 24 October 2023, 6pm for 7pm start Buy tickets

Tickets are $25 per person.

Registration is essential via The Events Centre, Caloundra. Ages 16 and over.

No refunds provided unless Libraries or the venue cancel the event.

About Lola in the Mirror 

Lola in the Mirror is about a girl and her mother who have been on the run for sixteen years, from police and the monster they left in their kitchen with a knife in his throat. They have found themselves a home inside a van with four flat tyres parked in a scrapyard by the edge of the Brisbane River and a life beyond the bullet that has her name on it.

And now that the storm clouds are rising, there is only one person who can help make her dreams come true. That person is Lola and she carries all the answers. But to find Lola, the girl with no name must first do one of the hardest things we can ever do. She must look in the mirror. Lola in the Mirror is a big, moving, blackly funny, violent, heartbreaking, and beautiful novel of love, fate, life and death and all the things we see when we look in the mirror: all our past, all our present, and all our possible futures.

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